Sir Bruce Forsyth: I wasn't the 'real Bruce' on Strictly Come Dancing

Sir Bruce Forsyth has revealed he couldn't be the "real Bruce" on 'Strictly Come Dancing' because the show didn't allow for it

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Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth

Sir Bruce Forsyth claims he wasn't the "real Bruce" on 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 86-year-old star co-hosted the BBC One celebrity dance contest alongside Tess Daly for ten years and eleven series but, having stepped down from the role earlier this year, he's now revealed he never felt as if he could be his true self on the show.

He explained: "On the 'Generation Game', for example, I could have fun I was allowed to be 'Loose Bruce' ... I could do whatever I liked and interact with whomever. That's the real me. A presenter on 'Strictly' isn't the real Bruce."

The legendary entertainer - who claims his crowd pleasing pre-show warm-ups were more to get him in the mood for work than to entertain the audience - also confessed he thinks Tess and new co-host Claudia Winkleman will do a great job of filling his shoes.

He told HELLO! magazine: "Well they've done it very successfully before when they've stood in for me - they've done very well. A lot of people say they're going to miss me, but everyone's got to wait and see."

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